The New Physics and Cosmology: Dialogues with the Dalai Lama by Zara Houshmand

The New Physics and Cosmology: Dialogues with the Dalai Lama

byZara HoushmandEditorArthur Zajonc

Hardcover | March 10, 2004

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What happens when the Dalai Lama meets with leading physicists and a historian? This book is the carefully edited record of the fascinating discussions at a Mind and Life conference in which five leading physicists and a historian (David Finkelstein, George Greenstein, Piet Hut, Arthur Zajonc,Anton Zeilinger, and Tu Weiming) discussed with the Dalai Lama current thought in theoretical quantum physics, in the context of Buddhist philosophy. A contribution to the science-religion interface, and a useful explanation of our basic understanding of quantum reality, couched at a level thatintelligent readers without a deep involvement in science can grasp. In the tradition of other popular books on resonances between modern quantum physics and Zen or Buddhist mystical traditions--notably The Dancing Wu Li Masters and The Tao of Physics, this book gives a clear and useful update ofthe genuine correspondences between these two rather disparate approaches to understanding the nature of reality.

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Arthur Zajonc is at Amherst College.
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Title:The New Physics and Cosmology: Dialogues with the Dalai LamaFormat:HardcoverDimensions:264 pages, 6.3 × 9.09 × 0.98 inPublished:March 10, 2004Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195159942

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Prelude1. Presenter: Anton Zeilinger: Experiment and Paradox in Quantum Physics2. Philosophical Reflections on Quantum Realities3. Presenter: David Finkelstein: Space, Time, and the Quantum4. Buddhist Views on Space and Time5. Quantum Logic Meets Buddhist Logic6. Presenter: Tu Weiming: Participation and Personal Knowledge7. Presenter: Arthur Zajonc: The Relationship between Scientific Knowledge and Human Experience8. Investigating the World, Pondering the Mind9. Presenter: George Greenstein: New Images of the Universe10. Origins of the Universe and Buddhist Causality11. Presenter: Piet Hut: Science in Search of a World View12. Knowing and SufferingNotesAbout the Mind and Life InstituteIndex